It is our intention to relay the sounds of fragility and tension within our working community and share it with Durban, South Africa, and ultimately the world. We respond to the Durban Sings Project recordings from South Africa with interviews and sounds of factory work. It represents a reflection of the current economic environment of Windsor, known as both a manufacturing and transportation hub of Canada. After listening to Beverly Websterâs recording from Durban offering a descriptive glimpse into the Durban environment, a sense of fragility could be observed. Durban has in common with Windsor that we are both major transportation hubs. The idea of fragility and an environment in economic downturn in a deeply embedded manufacturing sector creates a response to juxtapose these two communities with one another. Further, the idea of engaging in intercultural dialogue and offering an understanding of community and environment in separate parts of the world is an integral part of this response. Of great significance is the notion of employing sound as a form of a presence (for which, there is not a physical presence) to actively engage an audience.